Quantaray Tech-10 24mm f/2.8 AF 35mm Primes

Tech-10 24mm f/2.8 AF

After 28mm, this is the most representative wide-angle lens. The Quantaray 24mm lets you get in close with a minimum shooting distance of 7.1 inches where a 1:4 magnification ratio is obtained. For total emphasis on the subject, or when shooting in a loca

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Josh Brown   Casual [Jul 15, 2014]
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On Nikon APS-C sensor cameras this lens is crazy sharp corner to corner even at f/2.8. I took a gamble with this lens since I wanted to use it for astrophotography. It sounded good with the 2.8 aperture and all the positive reviews regarding sharpness wide open. I was very pleased when I shot the night sky with this lens. No coma or weird shaped stars in the corners-and for the price I paid for the lens I am shocked that it performed so well. I think a real good test for any lens is to shoot the stars and this one passed. I will definitely be using it for more low light landscapes and astrophotgraphy.

Weakness:

None, but others complain about the focusing sound. Doesn't bother me at all, sounds like all typical old film AF lenses. Obviously it will be more noticeable if you are constantly switching between taking macro and landscape shots. Another thing worth noting is if you are big on using a lens hood this lens could be a disappointment. The hood is somewhat worthless and clips on so it will be difficult to sue a different hood unless you Macgyver your own. I don't use a hood with this lens, just my hand if I notice a lot of flare. I also found that on my Nikon D80 the camera reported the aperture wide open at f/3.0, however to my relief I noticed the EXIF data reported f/2.8. On my Nikon D3100 everything reports correctly.

Definitely a sleeper lens and already my best budget lens by far. Get one if you can find any left. Rivals any lens at this focal length in sharpness and quality for hundreds less. I shoot for fun, so when someone says a $300-$400 lens is cheap I laugh. I picked this one up for $75 and it is amazing. Cheap in price and excellent in quality. Lenses like this make amateur photography that much more fun.

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JackAlp   Expert [Oct 25, 2008]

Got this lens a year ago. This lens has a good range as compared to the 50mm F1.7, which actually give an effective range of 75mm - only suitable for portrait. Whereas this Quantaray provides an effective 35mm wide angle coverage. Sharp pictures and good colours. This is essentially my regular lens, mounted on my Alpha body. The focusing noise is not particularly noticeable to me, perhaps I am shooting outdoor most of the time. I would say for a fast prime lens, this lens is very underated. There is not many available in the market too.

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ekonno   Intermediate [Jan 10, 2002]
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Better looking than Sigma 24mm f2.8 in my humble opinion. Canon EOS 7 compatible.

Weakness:

Wow, this is a loud AF lens. I hope it is not grinding or anything. Yah, AF is slow and it haunts.

According to Sigma, this is optically same as Sigma 24mm f2.8. Though equivalent Sigma lens has been around since 1995 and priced at $200 or less, I chose this over Sigma because it is compatible with Canon EOS Elan 7. The AF is slow and it makes grinding sound but I use it for landscape or close-ups so I don’t mind slow or noisy AF. It is compact, light weighted sharp prime lens to own. The gold ring looks a little cheesy but the base of lens that is close to camera body has some nice designing that makes this camera classy. Other pros include: 52mm diameter, same as Canon 50mm f1.8. small enough to use with built-in flash. Smooth manual focus ring. DOF window that are not found in 50mm f1.8 II lens.

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Similar Products Used: Tamron 28mm f3.8-5.6
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